LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20: Los Angeles Kings broadcaster Jim Fox, Bob Miller, Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans pose for a photo prior to the game between the Los Angeles Kings and Carolina Hurricanes at Staples Center on October 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images)
Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.
— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals